I apologize that this recipe looks almost exactly like the espresso granita I posted a few weeks ago.
Except actually no I don’t because it’s magical and incredible and you deserve to have it in your life right now.
There’s something to be said for quick, on-the-fly recipes that put dessert in your stomach in less time than it takes to preheat an oven. This mousse, however, might be the most ultimate version around. Because literally all you do is stir together cocoa powder (splurge on the good stuff!), sugar, and almond milk. Throw in a pinch of salt if you feel like it.
And that’s it. No chilling required, no heating on the stove top or even in the microwave. You don’t need to dirty a whisk if you don’t feel like it, and you can forget about needing a food processor or blender. I told you– magic.
There are a lot of ways I could describe this mousse, most of them slightly uncomfortable. Thick, luscious, dreamy, rich, decadent… I think you get the picture. It’s as good if not better than any other kind I’ve had. Basically, it’s a dream! Both taste-wise and preparation-wise.
A quick note: this is a very dark, chocolatey mousse that’s just barely sweet. Feel free to add more sugar than what’s called for if you want to sweeten it further. Also, because there are so few ingredients, the cocoa powder you choose will determine the ultimate flavor of your dessert. So pick a good quality kind! (I got mine from the bulk bin section at Whole Foods, just a heads up).
The following recipe makes two servings, enough for you and a friend… or just you. But you can easily scale up to feed a crowd!
This takes approximately 5 seconds to make and uses ingredients you likely already have around. In other words, you have no excuse not to make this right now.
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Magic 3 Ingredient Instant Chocolate Mousse
Makes 2 servings (or 1 large one)
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon good quality cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons sugar (to taste)
1/2 cup almond milk
optional: pinch of sea salt
In a bowl or glass measuring cup, stir together the cocoa powder and sugar. Add the milk, then stir together continuously until the mousse is smooth and thickens. If it is too thin, add more cocoa powder, one tablespoon at a time. If it is too thick, add more milk one tablespoon at a time. (Just play around until you get the consistency you want. But keep stirring, because it thickens as you do.)
Divide into two glasses. Serve immediately, or let chill in the fridge, where it will thicken up even more. Top with whipped cream to serve.